Moon Saturn Occultation – 22 Feb 2014

Captured from Perth, Western Australia, just on dawn, by Colin Legg.

Equipment: Celestron C8, f/10, prime focus. Canon 5D2, running Magic Lantern RAW video firmware in 3x crop mode @ 1880 x 1056 resolution. 1/60 sec exposure, ISO 200, 10 fps.

What does this have to do with post production? The short answer is the radius of the moon is 1,080 miles, and maximum resolution of high-def video for television broadcast is 1,080 pixels.

Coincidence? No such thing.

What about Saturn? We’ll get back to that one later.

Moon Saturn Occultation – 22 Feb 2014 from Colin Legg on Vimeo.

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